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to get busy and take notes and write stuff down like that, they will not be able to use the system unless they keep both hands on the wheel. >> dc police set up a check point outside the summit today, looking for drivers who were texting or talking on their cell phones without a hands free device. >> i barely do it, i was trying to figure out what our time schedule was for our daughter's back to school night. >> i feel bad, because i'm late for work. >> they have to do what they have to do. >> the drivers face a $100 fine. most people agree enforcement is the key to cutting back on distracted driving, but the challenge for local police is finding the time and manpower to do so each and every day. and we want to remind you about a very important campaign right here at wusa9. it's called the great hangup. an effort to get everybody to stop using their cell phones while they are driving. if you have been affected, we would love to share your story on the air. you can tell us your story by going to the great hangup. the page is wusa9.com or you can call us, 202-895-5960. >>> senate candi
that we must do even better. now practice clears forest and uses explosives to essentially blow the top off of mountains and then machines go in to sweep out the coal. the land left behind is dumped in to valley and covers up streams. >>> members of a kansas-based church known for protesting military funerals are planning to be in our area next week. it's the west burrow baptist church and they are planning to protest in silver spring. looney was killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan earlier this month. >>> and the pentagon says it spent $47,000 to destroy almost 10,000 copies of a book which it claims threatens national security. it is called "operation dark heart spy craft." it had been scheduled to come out on august 31st but the pentagon officials stood by and watched as copies of that first edition were cut in to shreds and recycled. >> think it is possible that things got out there, and d.o.d. had concerns about and the publisher warned them about potential. >>> he says he cleared the book with the army when he signed the publishing contract two years ago but the pentagon sa
with what's happening in your own neighborhood. in fact, if you have a news story or tip for us, we want to hear from you, so contact us and be part of the wusa9.com team. >>> now a commuter alert for drivers who use that south capital street bridge. starting in less than two hours, d dot is closing the bridge for the entire weekend. that means all the traffic lanes will close down at 9:00 and not reopen until 5:00 a.m. on monday. now there will be more nighttime closings all the way through the end of this month. sidewalks, however, will stay open during the work. it's all part of repair and rehab on that bridge. >>> but that is not the only bridge closed, what are you talking about here? >> that's right, derek. the chain bridge less than an hour will be shut down for vehicle, bike, and foot traffic. it will stay that way throughout the weekend. so you have outdoor plans, you will be out of luck. it will reopen 8:00 monday morning. now talking about late traffic this evening, it is still happening on the west side of town to the temple below speed all the way and the pace picks up towa
material. >> where was the treasurer? >> angry candidates like anthony muse, whose picture was used without permission on the fake mailer suggesting he endorsed a long list of candidates he doesn't. >> when you have to break the law to become a lawmaker, every citizen should have problems with that. >> one county council candidate endorsed in the fraudulent mailer is jerry mathis, who is quoted by the gazette saying, i think it's good political strategy. the state's attorney general appears to be serious about prosecuting. >> this was completely illegal and in violation of state election laws because there is a committee that is put on that ballot which doesn't exist. >> i'm bruce leshan in loudoun county. yes, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some
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rhee and if you haven't, can you give us an idea of how that conversation will go? >> i placed a call to her and i didn't get her. i'm sure she's busy today, she's running the schools obviously. but we will talk. >> will you ask her to stay or will you wait until you hear her plans. >> we won't make any plans at all until after the general election. >> reporter: and it may be the least prosperous residents that cost fenty. he promised to work on the transition with gray. he declined to engage on what went wrong, from sweeping all wards four years ago to losing. >> i don't kind of space my tough decision-making and engagement out over a long period of time. i ran every day as mayor of the district of columbia as if it was my last. i worked as hard as i could every day. >> reporter: fenty ruled out a write-in campaign or a run for kwame brown a vacant council seat and said it's unlikely he'll ever run for office again. >>> in maryland, big changes in store for prince george's county thanks to term limits and the primary results. new faces will take the reins in all of the major county o
all in all a good deal. for us we will come back and talk about the holiday weekend and it may not be earl that affects us because cold front. >> hurricane earl is whipping up the surf from florida up to maine and everywhere in between and folks are feeling the impact. our team coverage begins with grant bill more in the outer banks in north carolina. >> earl is still here in the outer banks of north carolina greeting us with strong winds out of this the northwest this morning that have persisted all night long. we are having periodic moments of calm but for the most part the winds continue to pick up along with the rains. overnight there's been some minor damage, mainly with awnings along gas stations. behind me a gas station awning has toppled over with pretty significant damage to the entire structure. the sound is choppy. the white caps are prolific. here along the sound, in nags head, meteorologist greg gilmore. >> i'm bruce leshan in virginia beach where earl is clearing out. the surf is up and there's actually already a surfer out there catching the waves that are over h
of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. the u.s. commander says the images of a burning choran would be used by extremists to insight violence. went to quantico, virginia, where people share the same fear. >> in the town of quantico, where american flags fly steps from the marine base, love of country and love -- some see a change in the country's landscape. >> like they said, the marine corps is at war. >> once a marine, always a marine, george fought in the koreaen and vietnam wars. he says the florida pastor who wants to burn the choran is against the troops because his actions could spark more violence and bloodshed overseas. >> like general patraeus says, it's going to cause more problems than you are going to solve. >> other members agree as well. >> i'm sure there will. you know, because anything to insight somebody, especially in wartime, you are just giving fuel to the fire. >> it's insensitive to other people's religions. on the other hand, you know, only in america you get first amendment rights. >> and pastor terri jones of the small flor
in new york on 9/11. >> reporter: and so somebody is telling us something that is not true. keep your comments coming. this is a cancellation of it burning. is that a victory for the radicals, perhaps, or what really is going on here? let us know. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. make sure to include your name and where you are writing us from. >>> from bad to worse, dc adrian fenty, two people have said that they were in their campaign, promising them jobs in exchange for their votes. >> one or two people who said that they have been offered $100 for their votes. what we did, or what she did meetly was contact the board of elections. as the general council asking for it to be investigated. >> this is a old political trick. you don't have a strong record to run -- strong record to run on, you run away with the allegations that are based for my opponents, that's pretty much respecting it in this election. but i don't think that the citizens will let him get away with it. >> the thing is, this is the no the first contriver -- not the first controversy. a fenty supporter was paid $100 to
and when they get into the traffic stop itself, they may determine the driver was using a cell phone. >> there has been another legal setback for the army flight surgeon who refused to deploy to afghanistan until he saw president obama's birth certificate. the judge ruled the orders are irrelevant at least until sentencing. >> it is impossible to put on a defense without them. >> you have nothing left. >> we've been deprived of everything. what is left? >> the obama campaign did release a short form certification of live birth. >> what do you think about the protest? should he follow orders and deploy or does he have a right to demand what he believes to be his commander in chief's credentials? the senate is expected to vote tomorrow on a measure to keep the government in business. the stopgap spending bill will put a stop to a government shut down that would have happened friday. it includes .1.9 billion for the race to the top education grant and 1.2 billion against the department of agriculture. a median household income puts our area at the top of the salary scale nationwide. the
's county where prosecutors revealed in court today that dna is linked to the murder weapon used to kill trooper wesley brown in june. 27-year-old cyril cornelius williams is the man investigators believe killed wesley brian june 11th outside of an applebys where brown was working security. today prosecutors revealed they have dna evidence recovered from the handgun they believe was used to gun down the trooper. >> dna was recovered. we haven't publicly released the results of that yet. >> reporter: dna is important because it's among the short list of requirements to bring a death penalty case in maryland. prosecutor glenn ivey says the death penalty has not been ruled out in the trooper brown murder. the suspect, cyril williams, is the man seen in security video being ejected from the restaurant by brown, according to investigators. william as allegedly returned with an acquaintance to the restaurant with a pistol and gun downed the moonlighting trooper outside. >>> i'm armando trull in riverdale, maryland. 11 years ago brend on loony without been out here playing football with his oth
at reagan national hit some big turbulence this morning. this happened on the u.s. airways flight coming out of providence. two flight attendants needed to be treated. nobody else was hurt. >>> and u.s. airways is letting passengers planning to fly in and out of national change their flight without having to pay a penalty tonight. that travel advisory also extends to bwi marshal airport. continental is also offering waivers at three airports. have not heard of any other airlines. out on the rails, virginia railway express predicting delays up to an hour and a half. mark has delays of up to a half hour as well and amtrak had some delays all day long. be sure to check the status of any train you need to catch or the ones you're waiting for before you head out the door. we have links to amtrak, and mark at wusa9.com. all you have to do is click on traffic. >>> one of the westbound lanes of the columbia pike in arlington is blocked off by those orange construction barrels tonight. that's because the heavy rains today have created a sink hole and it is right near south wakefield. crews were able
they have to say. >> reporter: we're in arlington where neighbors describe partis, who used his mother's maiden name davis and was known as warren davis, described this man who is accused of ending his mother's life as someone who dedicated his own life to taking care of her as she became more aged and in firmed. ms. davis could be found wandering lost in the neighborhood suffering from some dementia. neighbors would lead her home. they described paul warren partis as someone who dedicated his life to her, took care of her , insisted that she was treated well. listen to the next door neighbors describe what that was like. >> he was a wonderful son. as far as i could see, he was always there for her. if she had to go in the ambulance or anything, he rode with her. he never left her side. and i told her, when i seen him walking her out, that she had a great son. you don't find too many sons like that. and this is just hard to believe. it's hard. >> he had called about two months ago and wanted to know if i knew a hairdresser to do her hair because she wasn't able to get out and he wanted
it while you are driving? >> yeah. >> moving? >> i'm good at using the knee. >> you're none honest man. >> i know it's bad. i know it's terrible. sometimes i probably need to turn off my phone, i know. >> reporter: out of four george mason college students randomly chosen, two say they do not text. >> it takes a second to get in an accident. >> if i hear my phone go off, i'll wait until i stop. >> reporter: one admitted he got into an accident while texting. >> i was trying to rush and let someone know i was going to be late so it just kind of added on to everything. >> reporter: they all felt driving wife intoxicate -- driving while intoxicating is worst, but it's just as dangerous according to research. >> the best thing to do is turn it off while driving or put your phone on silent. and now you can down loan an app which puts it on silent and sends the sender a message you are driving. >> if you are on a cell phone and dialing a number and texting a message within five seconds while you are driving, the 4,000-pound vehicle that you are driving goes the length of a football field, wh
of the explosive devises on him went off as well. >> 9 news now at 7:00 starts right now. please stay with us. >>> a man storms the discovery channel building in silver spring, taking three hostages. >> we heard two gunshots. >> like pop, pop, something like that, but higher pitched kind of. >> reporter: and after a nearly four-hour standoff, tonight that gunman is dead. >>> i'm derek mcginty live at the corner of solesville road and wayne avenue in silver spring, maryland, where it's been a very long day which ended with the shooting of that hostage-taker. a man named james lee walked into the discovery building and perhaps fired a shot. we are waiting for confirmation on that. he took three hostages and held them for four hours and then police opened fire and killed him. delia gonsalves has been here with me much of the afternoon. she gives us more on the details on how it went down. >> it has been a very chaotic day. a lot of questions are still unanswered at this point but we do know thankfully that the three hostages, all men, who were held by the gunman for nearly four hours are now hom
. let's move on. he kind of wants to take us back in history. that's done w. let's start a new patten. >> reporter: in old town, alexandria, blocks from the confederate soldiers staff too chew concern about striking the right balance between paying homage to the tate's history and being sensitive and forward moving. >> i thought it was backwards and going opposite of where we are trying to go. >> i think he should have made a wiser decision because you see the world is diversion so for him making the move we don't want to be racial to anyone. we need to stick together. >> reporter: in alexandria, 9 news now. >> the new name takes effect on april 2011. so what do you think? is marking the civil war in virginia an improvement over confederate history month or does a rose by any other name smell just as sweet or as bitter, whatever the case. share your thoughts with mcginty's mail bag. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> this just in. a case of going bad to worse and fast. in dc, a driver lost control of his car. the car ran off the road and, as you can see there, it ran smack in to a
to other precincts. another one where they didn't have the key to turn the machine on. people have told us that folks left, even workers at the precincts told us there were people who left who said they had to go to work and couldn't stay. >> reporter: and another allegations we are -- allegation here hearing are some republicans are showing up and being allowed to register as democrats and partake in the primary. they said they wouldn't allow that to happen. that's going to be part of this overall investigation. there are no lines on the inside and again we really can't explain that. normally there would be lines but it might be due to early voting in the district and it might be the fact that people became complacent and decided to sit this one out. we won't know until later. >> as the mayor points out if there's no lanes, maybe not so much incentive to keep the polls open late. let's ask this question. when will the board of elections make a decision as to whether the polls stay open late? there's only an hour to go before they close anyway. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. so we expect s
will let us know if this great weather sticks around for another couple of days, but up next -- >> >> some were kids when 9/11 happened and others weren't born. but i will show you what these remarkable students are doing. knock knock. hey! it's finally ready. [ female announcer ] just because a counter looks clean, doesn't mean it is clean. but with one sheet of bounty, you'll have confidence in your clean. in this lab test, just one sheet of bounty leaves this surface three times cleaner than the bargain brands. want confidence that your surfaces can get really clean? even with just one sheet? bring it. super durable... super absorbent... super clean. bounty. the clean picker upper. and for huge value? try bounty huge roll. >>> four days to go before primary day here in dc and the focus for the race for the mayoral nomination is on the accusations of vote buying against mayor fenty. the dc council chair vince gray asked for an investigation in to fenty and those allegations. today mayor fenty spoke on wtop radio and claimed that gray is just trying to shift the focus of the election. >>
in in the early morning hours and in the afternoon it will give us a time to clean up and get ready for the rest of the weekend. >> reporter: now down to my colleague bruce leshan in virginia beach. >> the storm chasers may be disappointing that the storm is tracking farther out to sea and weakening, but there are people here at virginia beach who are happy. see back there the scaffolding, the port-o-potties, for the american music festival. and take a look. gloria gainer. reo speedwagen, pat bena tar, slated to take the stage this weekend, starting on friday, hours after earl is expected to blast through. the old saying you'll be lucky if you get married in a rain storm. this couple figures marrying with a hurricane coming is like hitting the lottery. >> i got married in sunlight. well i got married in a rain storm. yeah, well i got married in a hurricane. >> reporter: a cacophony of hurricane preps in the beach and dead quiet in the emergency center. managers are hoping that the track holds and earl slips by in the dark without waking the neighbors. but people here are haunted by the specter o
years ago. both the u.s. supreme court and the governor, bob mcdonald, they have now declined her request for clemency. >>> today, governor mcdonald released the results of the private audit of the virginia department of transportation. and the results were less than impressive. that investigation found hundreds of millions of dollars, actually went unspent while of course, drivers around here, they were sitting in traffic. the governor called the problem, missing management. and he said that the money could have paid for the roadside mowing, rest stop, or the other workers salaries. >>> in the meantime, they are wondering if keeping those shoulder lanes on i-66 open all the time would help ease some of the traffic on the the highways. right now, those lanes, they are only open during the rush hour. keeping them open around the clock, would cost about $8 million. and the county is also thinking about thing longer-term solutions to the traffic tieups like hot lanes, or maybe extending metro service. >>> and speaking of metro rail, it is now significantly safer than when the red lin
the way there, where the lights are all set up, the bus is still in place. they will not confirm for us whether, in fact, that deceased individual may be the driver. only that it is an adult. and they are trying to reach out to family members and notify them before they make it public. i also understand accident investigators are trying to place exactly where each person was sitting to understand what happened and the em -- impact of the crash. there were adults and children on the tour bus, parents and children, but we don't know if some of the injured are among children. and there are still hospitals flying above and they are trying to get last-minute pictures of the crash scene. but investigators tell us they will be out here for hours tonight but will give us an update on more details involving the fatality and what they think happened on that bus once they are able to notify next of kin. reporting live from i-270, anita brikman, back to you. >> anita, thank you for that. >>> and that accident has created a virtual nightmare situation for anybody who tried to get home west of town t
this morning? >> yes. we know people looked at both of us since those polls came out and looked at both of our records and say fenty has some things he has to work on second term but far and away much more competent. >> reporter: so far more than 22,000 people have cast ballots in the early voting in dc commended. >>> maryland republican gubernatorial candidate robert ehrlich received the endorsement of john mccain. he is trying to recapture the office he lost to the current o'malley four years ago. his former vice presidential running mate, sarah palin has already endorsed maryland business investor brian murphy. that's in the gop primary. for more on the candidates, check out our voters ' guide at wusa9.com. just click on extras. >>> police are looking for a man they say shot an armored car driver this afternoon. this happened around 2:00 at the popeyes on malcolm x avenue. the driver and his partner were making a delivery and pickup at the restaurant and that's when the witnesses say a black male shot the guard in the face. as he got out of the armored car. >> he walked -- he just walked up
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